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Associate Manager, Corporate Communications

El Segundo, California

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Posting Title Associate Manager, Corporate Communications Requisition Number 201456 Location El Segundo, California Zip Code 90245 Job Category Public Relations/Promotions
CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

The Opportunity:

The Corporate Communications Associate Manager will support the Corporate Communications team to create, manage aThe Corporate Communications Associate Manager will support the Corporate Communications team to create, manage and execute internal and external strategic communications campaigns on behalf of Mattel.

What Your Impact Will Be:

Responsibilities will include the development and execution of communications strategic plans including the development of written materials (both internal and external). This individual will also lead planning and execution for strategic internal events. In addition, the individual will support executive visibility efforts and will partner closely with key divisions within the organization, including Mattel Television, Mattel Films and Mattel Franchise Management, among others, to develop and execute the communications strategies to promote Mattel’s transformation into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company.

This role has accountability for key external stakeholders, including regular contact with trade, business, entertainment and consumer reporters. The individual will also be responsible for tracking key communications trends, tactics and issues to inform internal and external campaigns. The individual will be responsible for working closely with a cross-functional team of internal partners and should have experience successfully navigating a matrixed organization.

Mattel is a dynamic and fast-paced environment and the successful candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to successfully manage a heavy workload of priority projects. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and a proven track record of developing external and internal communications programs. The successful candidate must be a fantastic storyteller with experience mining for and developing stories that will resonate with external and internal audiences. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and deliver high-level projects on deadline. The individual will be a critical moment of the communications team and will report directly to the Vice President of Corporate Communications.

What We're Looking For:
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience.
  • Must have PR agency experience, ideally with a focus on corporate and / or entertainment projects.
  • Must be a strong writer and storyteller.
  • Must be comfortable working in both a team environment and as an individual contributor.
  • Must have strong organization skills and the ability to handle large volumes within tight deadlines and have proven time-management skills while still producing excellent quality of work.
  • Must have strong media experience as well as traditional and non-traditional media knowledge.
  • Must have strong written and verbal presentation skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management and decision makers.
  • The ideal candidate will also have experience leading and executing internal events.

What It’s Like to Work Here:
We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:
  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are:
Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

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Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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